Film Gottland/ DOCUMENTARY MONDAYS
Monday, May 4th, 2015 – 20:00
Documentary Mondays @ Czech Centre
Gottland is a cross-genre film based on selected parts of the international bestseller Gottland (European book of the year 2009) by the Polish writer Mariusz Szczygiel.
Gottland provides an unconventional look at Czechoslovak 20th century history. This film consisting of short stories portrays peculiar fates – the Letná Plain with the largest statue of Stalin replaced by a huge billboard depicting Václav Klaus, the love affair between the actress Lída Baarová and Joseph Goebbels, the story of Eduard Kirchberger, a pilot/author in the services of the Czech State Security Service, Tomáš Baťa’s vision of assembly line production and the tragic decision of Zdeněk Adamec to self-immolate as a form of protest against the state of society.